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Is it too early/late for me to start working on college essays?

Hey all! I'm currently a junior, and I was wondering whether it's too early or too late for me to start working on my college essays. When is the best time to start? Should I wait until senior year or get a head start now?

9 months ago

It's definitely not too early or late for you to start working on your college essays. In fact, beginning as a junior can be very beneficial for you. By starting early, you have more time to explore different topics, seek feedback from others, and revise your essays as needed.

Starting the process in junior year can relieve some of the stress that often comes with balancing college applications, schoolwork, and extracurriculars during senior year. However, also make sure to prioritize your current academic responsibilities and activities.

Ultimately, the timeline you choose depends on what works best for you. There's no one-size-fits-all approach to the college essay writing process. Good luck!

9 months ago

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